The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) collaborates with numerous non profit organizations, state health and developmental disabilities departments, universities, non profit organizations and private corporations, including health plans. AAHD staff previously served as Chair of the Friends of the NCBDDD and Chair of the Friends Advocacy Coalition and on the Executive Committee of the American Public Health Association Disability Section.  AAHD staff serve on the SAMHSA National Wellness Campaign Steering Committee, National Quality Forum (NQF) workgroup on persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and is the NQF representative of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports. AAHD staff serves on the NACCHO National Disability Workgroup and serve as a Co-Chair the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Prevention Task Force. AAHD staff serve as a member of the ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) Health IT Policy Committee, Consumer Empowerment Workgroup.

Coalitions & Partnerships

AAHD Participates in Coalitions and Partnerships with:

CDC Coalition

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Task Force

Consumer Partnership for e-Health

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Health

Consortium for Citizen with Disabilities Task Force on LTSS

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities ad hoc Task Force on Medicaid

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Prevention

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Task Force on Veterans and Military Families

Coalition for Health Funding

Coalition for Whole Health

Disability Partners – NCBDDD at CDC

Disability Rehabilitation and Research Coalition (DRRC)

Disability Research and Dissemination Center/NCBDDD (DRDC)

Friends of NCBDDD at CDC

Friday Morning Collaborative

Habilitation Benefits Coalition

I Can Do It National Steering Committee

Inclusive Fitness Coalition

Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform

Mental Health Liaison Group

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

National Health Council

National Health Equity Coalition

National Women’s Law Center – Essential Health Benefits Coalition

Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative

Physician-Parent Caregivers

PIPC – Partnership to Improve Patient Care – PCORI-Disability Inclusion Coalition

Trust for America’s Health – Prevention and Public Health Fund Coalition

Trust for America’s Health – Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Coalition


AAHD Participates in Educational/Informational Forums conducted by:

AAIDD – American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAPD – American Association for Persons with Disabilities


ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) National Resource Center: (a National Disability Institute project)

Academy Health



Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS

ADvancing States – formerly National Association of States United for Aging and Disability

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

AHRQ – Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Alliance for Health Policy: [renamed June 12, 2017 from -Alliance for Health Reform]

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)

All-In Data for Community Health (Illinois Public Health Institute project)


America Walks

America’s Physician Groups: January 2018 rename from CAPG – Coalition Accountable Physician Groups

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

American Medical Association

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

American Public Health Association

American Public Health Association – Disability Section

Anne Arundel County, Maryland – Department on Aging and Disability

Anne Arundel County, Maryland – Mental Health Agency

ANCOR – American Network of Community Options and Resources

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW -formerly AMBHA)

Association of Community Affiliated Plans (non-profit managed care plans)

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASNA – Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ASTHO – Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Bazelon Center on Mental Health Law

Bipartisan Policy Center

BNA – Bureau of National Affairs

Brandeis University, Community Living Policy Center

Brookings Institution, Center for Health Policy

BRSS-TACs (Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale) TA Center (SAMHSA)

Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers – Playbook (RWJ funded complex care)

CBPP – Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

Caring Across the Generations

Census Bureau, American Community Survey

Center for American Progress

Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (ACL funded, HSRI administered)

Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Chronic Illness and Disability Partnership

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

CMS Division of Partner Relations

CMS Disability and Elderly Health Programs Group

CMS MMCO (Medicare and Medicaid Coordination Office)

CMS Centers for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)

CMS LAN – Payment Reform Learning and Action Network

CMS Medicaid-CHIP stakeholders

CMS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

CMS Division of Benefits and Coverage

CMS Division of Clinical Standards and Quality

CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (CMMI)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

Center on Health Insurance Reform – Georgetown University

Center for Health Care Strategies

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Coalition on Human Needs

College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL) – January 11, 2016 renamed from ACMHA

Commission for Certified Case Management

Commonwealth Fund

Community Catalyst

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Budget Office

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Congressional Research Service

Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care

Cornell University – NE ADA Center

Council for Quality and Leadership (CQL)

CSH – Corporation for Supported Housing

DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency)

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of Transportation

Disability Policy Consortium, Mass

Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund (DREDF)


Easter Seals

Easter Seals sponsored Eno Transportation Network

Family Voices

Families USA and FUSA Medicaid Coalition

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

First Focus

Ford Foundation

Forum at Harvard School of Public Health

Georgetown University Center for Health Insurance Reform

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families

Governing Magazine

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Hartford Foundation

HCM Strategists

Health Affairs

Health Care Leadership Council

Health Management Associates (HMA)

HELEN – Health Equity Leadership and Exchange Network – a national network promoting stronger and more comprehensive federal resources targeted to health equity

HHS Office of Minority Health

HHS – Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

HHS – Healthy People 2020 and 2030

HHS Office of the Inspector General

HHS Partnership Center

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule Informal Advocates Group

House Committee on Appropriations

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Committee on Ways and Means

House Democratic Leadership

HSRI – Human Services Research Institute

I Am Essential (coalition)

Independent Sector

Institute for Health Care Improvement

Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care

Interagency Committee on Disability Research

Jewish Federations of North America

Justice in Aging – (formerly National Senior Citizens Law Center)

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Kaiser Family Foundation

Kennedy Forum (Patrick Kennedy behavioral health forum)

Leadership Coalition of Aging Organizations (LCAO)

Legal Action Center

Long Term Quality Alliance (LTQA)

Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Lutheran Services in America

MACPAC: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Magellan Healthcare

Manatt Health

March of Dimes

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Mathematica Policy Research

Medical Transportation Access Coalition (non-emergency medical transportation)

MedPAC: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

Medicare Rights Center

Mental Health America (MHA)


Modern Medicaid Alliance (AHIP organized)

NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals)

NADD (organization for persons with co-occurring ID & MI)

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)

National Academy of Medicine

National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

National Alliance to End Homelessness

National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health (NAAAH)

NADSP – National Alliance for Direct Supports Professionals

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association for Behavioral Health (former National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals)

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Association of Counties (NACo)

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Directors (NACBHD)

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

National Association of Medicaid Directors

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors – Research Institute

National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (an ACL project)

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs (a project of the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers) (RWJ Fd funded)

National Center for Medical Home Implementation (project of HRSA BMCH & AAP)

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, NICHD-NIH

National Collaborative for Health Equity

National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA)

National Consumers Voice for Quality Long Term Care

National Council on Aging

National Council of Non-Profits

National Council on Disability

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council for Behavioral Health – SAMHSA/HRSA/Center of Excellence for    Integrated Health Solutions

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

National Disability Institute

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Governors Association

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (CDC)

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute on Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS)

NIH Medical Center on Rehabilitation Research (NIH) MCRR)

National Institute for Healthcare Management Foundation (NIHCM)

National League of Cities

National Managed LTSS Health Plan Association


National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF)

National Pharmaceutical Council

National REACH Coalition: bldg. community capacity to deal with racial/ethnic equity

National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition

n4a – National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

n4a-ASA-ACL funded Aging and Disability Business Institute

Network for Public Health Law

No Health without Mental Health (NHMH)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

ONC – Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

ONDCP – Office of National Drug Control Policy

PACE – National PACE Association

Patient and Family Centered Care Partners

PCORI – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

PhRMA – Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

Population Health Alliance

Prevention Institute

Primary Care Collaborative (PCC): formerly Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) – a coalition whose purpose is to promote the health/medical home (with a grounding and baseline in primary health care)

Public Health Foundation

Public Health Institute (and Dialogue 4 Health)

Public Health Law Program

Public Health Leadership Forum

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RTI International

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Scan Foundation

Senate [Special] Committee on Aging

Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on the Budget

Senate Committee on Finance

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Senate Special Committee on Aging

Simon & Company (Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Coalition)

SNP (Special Needs Plans) Alliance

Social Determinants of Health Academy – (HRSA funded, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved led, 16 national organization collaborative)

  • Special Olympics
  • Stewards of Change
  • Surgeon General
  • Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC)
  • Temple University, NIDILDD R&T Center on Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Temple University, Collaborative on Community Inclusion
  • The Arc
  • Transportation Equity Caucus (jointly administered by Policy Link and Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) -a coalition to create affordable transportation options for all people
  • Trust for America’s Health
  • United Spinal Association
  • United Spinal Association organized, Access and Care Coalition (competitive bidding)
  • University of Delaware, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities
  • Urban Institute
  • U.S. Access Board
  • US Census Bureau
  • US Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • WellSky
  • Young Invincibles